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Seven killed in al-Qaeda attack in southern Yemen

Arab World Materials 4 May 2011 20:23
Seven people were killed and nine wounded in an al- Qaeda attack Wednesday in a crowded market in southern Yemen
Seven killed in al-Qaeda attack in southern Yemen

Seven people were killed and nine wounded in an al- Qaeda attack Wednesday in a crowded market in southern Yemen, state news agency SABA reported.

Gunmen set off an improvised explosive device targeting a military patrol in a market in the province of Abyan, dpa reported.

"Usually, they (al-Qaeda) do not attack soldiers when civilians are still around," a witness told the German Press Agency dpa.

The witness said the attack may have been "revenge" for the US killing of al-Qaeda's top leader Osama bin Laden early Monday in Pakistan.

One al-Qaeda militant was wounded in a gun battle after the blast, eyewitnesses said.

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